Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Series Editors J. A. Den Boer and H. G. M. Westenberg Recent years have witnessed major advances in the study of neuroscience which have increased our understanding of the relationship between cerebral processes and behavioural, cognitive and emotional disorders. This series aims to monitor important research developments in the field of biological psychiatry and their relevance to clinical practice. Volume 2: Advances in the Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders Edited by H. G. M. Westenberg Department of Biological Psychiatry, Academic Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands J. A. Den Boer Department of Biological Psychiatry, Academic Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands and D. L. Murphy National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA In recent years there has been a recognition of specific anxiety states such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress syndrome, involving active research into potential drug treatments. This volume provides an authoritative review of anxiety in all its clinical manifestations together with current ideas on the biological processes which are the cause of anxiety disorders. It also provides an up-to-date analysis of new drug therapies. It will be of value to psychiatrists, psychopharmacologists, psychologists, clinical neuroscientists and general physicians.